2023 Fall Symposium

Register by 10/24/2023

Earn 5 CE's (5-hours)


As a mid-career spiritual care professional, have you ever wondered, “What is my next step after having amassed 10,000 hours plus of clinical expertise? How can I use my chaplain clinical skills to leverage and launch my avocation in a new upward trajectory with a financial payoff along the way? Is this even possible?”

This Symposium will seek to provide some answers in how to break inside the corporate culture of influence and lead with integrity in head and heart.

We will take an honest look at and have candid dialogue around four topics:

  1. Integration of chaplaincy services within the greater organizational culture.
  2. Building bridges that align with Human Resources Wellness Initiatives that raise performance and visibility within the gaze of the C-Suite.
  3. The dynamic synergy of how teamwork makes the dream work in patient and staff care - to maximize caring for both persons and souls - with a Palliative Care Section chief physician and a Senior Director of Patient Advocacy.
  4. How a career chaplain with over 25 years of experience, who has always reported to the C-suite/CEO, with and without a dotted management line, made a strategic leap.

Steps and strategies will be outlined from the perspective of the presenters’ experiences - starting from overseeing chaplaincy services to three cost-centers; to leading another non-chaplain division; to being invited to spearhead a corporate strategic total wellness initiative culminating in becoming a vice-president reporting directly to the C-suite. Included will be vignettes of pivotal moments in a 20-plus-year chaplain career - sharing the push and pulls of linking strategies and managing managers while ascending the corporate ladder.

Regardless of the size of our shops or scope of our roles, what do we all have in common? A boss. A budget. A bottom line. The hope is to help you crack your corporate culture’s code of influence to sneak or break inside the circle and reap benefits like any other leader that brings value to those who walk through the doors.

Educational Objectives

  1. Climb the corporate ladder without losing one’s sense of self or avocation in moving from the margins to the middle – where risks, opportunities, and growth arise - with balanced, seasoned, and proven insights, techniques, and strategies.

  2. Leverage clinical chaplaincy skills to align with organizational goals through partnerships - reaping outcomes of increased staffing, resources, and corporate influence.

  3. Gain a toolbox and strategies for having “The Conversation” about advancement.


Click here to view the presenters


$199 For Members ($229 after 10/8/2023)
$229 For Non-Members ($259 after 10/8/2023)

Schedule (all times listed are Central Time)

9:30 am – 10:45 am  Session 1
10:45 am - 11:00 am  Break
11:00 am - 12:15 pm  Session 2
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm  Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm  Session 3
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm  Break
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm  Session 4


The Symposium will be recorded and will be made available to registered participants approximately 3-4 weeks after the Symposium has concluded. Registered participants will receive instructions on how to access the recordings when those become available.


Registered participants will receive an e-mail confirmation upon completion of the online registration and payment process. Instructions for logging into the sessions will be e-mailed to all participants two business days before the event.

Cancellation Policy

The registration fee (minus a $50 non-refundable processing charge) will be refunded up to five (5) business days of the scheduled event. APC reserves the right to cancel the program within five (5) business days of the scheduled event, if an insufficient number of people register. In case of APC cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.


If you have any questions regarding the virtual package, please contact us at education@apchaplains.org 

Please Note: Our Symposium is priced per computer terminal, not per participant. That means you can invite as many colleagues to join you as can fit in your conference room or cluster around your computer. Access links may not be shared with other participants.